Honda has reached the milestone of producing its 300 millionth motorbike.

A Gold Wing 40th Anniversary Edition produced at Kumamoto Factory became the 300 millionth motorbike the company has produced globally.

The history of Honda’s motorcycle business began with the start of mass-production in Japan in 1949. Production outside of Japan began in Belgium in 1963, and since then Honda has been expanding to many countries around the world based on Honda’s commitment to “build products close to the customer”.

Honda is currently producing motorcycles at 33 plants in 22 countries.

Takanobu Ito, president and CEO of Honda, said: “Thanks to support from our customers and all of the people involved in development, production and sales, Honda was able to reach the 300 million-unit milestone. We will continue to provide products that will please our customers in each country and region in the world.”